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Division Spotlight

Lase Ajayi, MD

Pediatric Hospice Medical Director, Elizabeth Hospice
Chair of California Medical Association Council on Medical Service
2018 AAP-Chapter 3 Individual Special Achievement Award
2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Julia Beauchamp-Walters, MD

Medical Director, Sub-acute Unit, Helen Bernard Center for Medically Fragile Children
Medical Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Homecare and Supportive Homecare
Selected as “Master Clinician” for UCSD medical student education
2017, 2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Laurie Bernard Stover, MD

Department Chair of Pediatrics, Rady Children’s Hospital Medical Staff
Clinical Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division
Selected as “Master Clinician” for UCSD medical student education
2016-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Melissa Cameron, MD

Medical Director of Pediatric Simulation, Center for Innovative Learning, Rady Children’s Hospital 
Co-Medical Director of Children’s Hospital Emergency Transport Pediatric Team
2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Alicia Cantu, MD

Medical Director, San Diego County Juvenile Detention Facility
Medical Director, Imperial County Juvenile Detention Facility Tele-Medicine Services
Medical Director, Medical Consultation Services to Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

Amy Chong, MD

Physician Informaticist
2018-2019 Young Faculty Endowed Chair Award in Clinical Excellence
2018 CalHealthCares Award, Physicians for a Healthy California
2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Ami Doshi, MD

Department of Pediatrics Physician Wellness Director
Director of Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care
Physician Advisor at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
2016-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Zephyr Dworsky, MD

2016 AAP Award for Golden Teaching

Michelle Edmunds, MD

2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Erin Stucky Fisher, MD

Co-lead for Pediatric Hospital Medicine subspecialty board recognition
Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Director
Director of Pediatric Quality and Safety Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Selected as “Master Clinician” for UCSD medical student education
2015-2016, 2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”
2018 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Impact Award
2017, 2019-2020 Best Doctors in America

Daniel Hershey, MD

State of California SIDS Council
Resident Inpatient Pediatrics Rotation Director
Vice Chief of Hospital Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital Medical Staff
2018 The CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Quality Improvement And Innovation Group Challenge Coin Award
2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Maria Huang, MD

Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Physician
2019-2020 Academy of Clinician Scholars Faculty Development Award
2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Manaswitha Khare, MD

APA Region 9 Co-Chair
2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Begem Lee, MD

Quality Improvement Collaborative Leader, Pediatric Hospital Medicine & Emergency Department, Rady Children’s Hospital
2016 UCSD School of Medicine Excellence in Medical Education Teaching Award
2018 UCSD Pediatric Residency Program – Fellow of the Year
2019 UCSD Pediatric Residency Program – Attending of the Year
2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Christiane Lenzen, MD

Medical Behavioral Unit specialist (medical stabilization for patients with eating disorders)

Michael Levy, MD

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Liaison to Respiratory Therapy
2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Paul Parker, MD

2016 UCSD Pediatric Residency Program – Attending of the Year

Aarti Patel, MD, MEd

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Associate Fellowship Director
2016 National John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award to I-PASS Study Group
2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Heather Pierce, MD

Pediatric Residency Assistant Program Director of Quality Improvement
Rady Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (GME) Medical Director
2016-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Kyung (Kay) Rhee, MD, MSc, MA

Vice Chair of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director of Medical Behavioral Unit (medical stabilization for patients with eating disorders)
Research Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division

Tiranun “Jane” Rungvivatjarus, MD

Physician Informaticist
2017 Medical Student Teaching Award
2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Sara Rourke, MD

Medical Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Unit at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
2018-2019 San Diego County Medical Society Physicians of Exceptional Excellence “Top Doctors”

Sarah Schneider, MD

2018 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Resident of the Year
2019 UCSD Resident Wellness Award

Annie Tan, MD, MS

2015 AAP Exceptional Patient Care Award

Britanny Winckler, MD, MBA

2020 Recipient of UCSD Physician Development Fund